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13 Fairfield and Westchester companies make the Fortune 500

Walmart took the top spot for the ninth consecutive year.

United Rentals buys General Finance Corp. for $996M

General Finance has a network of 106 branches and more than 900 employees.

Nine area firms make Newsweek’s ‘Most Responsible Companies’ tally

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals in Tarrytown was the top-rated Westchester firm, while XPO Logistics of Greenwich was the highest-ranked Fairfield County operation.

Nine Fairfield, four Westchester firms make Fortune 500

IBM led the way in Westchester, while Charter Communications was the top-ranked firm in Fairfield County.

United Rentals announces C-suite changes

The promotions are the first since Matthew Flannery took over as CEO.

Business Council of Fairfield County recognizes companies for health initiatives

The event has grown from a handful of participants and awards to one that this year featured hundreds of attendees and the recognition of 57 companies throughout New England.

Matthew Flannery elevated to CEO of United Rentals

Flannery is taking over the CEO position at the Stamford firm from Michael Kneeland, who has been appointed nonexecutive chairman.

United Rentals completes $2.1B acquisition of BlueLine Rental

BlueLine is headquartered in The Woodlands, Texas, and brings more than 46,000 rental assets, 114 branch locations and approximately 1,700 employees into the United Rentals operations.

United Rentals expands Canadian presence with $92M acquisition

“The acquisition of WesternOne Rentals and Sales will expand both our general rental and specialty offerings in key Canadian provinces,” said Michael Kneeland, CEO of Stamford-based United Rentals.

Kim Harris Jones joins United Rentals’ board of directors

Harris Jones will serve on the audit committee of the Stamford-based company's board, whose membership will expand from 11 to 12 directors.

United Rentals acquires BakerCorp International Holdings for $715 million

BakerCorp is a provider of tank, pump, filtration and trench shoring rental solutions for industrial and construction applications.

Charter Communications tops Fairfield County companies on Fortune 500

The Stamford company experienced the second-most growth in revenue among Fortune 500 telecommunications companies.

Gartner, W.R. Berkley top Fairfield County companies on Forbes ‘best’ lists

Henkel, Diageo, Daymon, and People's United bank were also cited as among the nation's best employers. Forbes partnered with market research company Statista, who surveyed 30,000 people, asking respondents to rate how likely they'd be to recommend their employer to others.

United Rentals buys Neff Rental for $1.3 billion

“The acquisition of Neff is a significant opportunity for us to augment long-term returns for our investors, and build value for our customers and employees,” said Michael Kneeland, president and CEO of United Rentals.

Latest Fortune 500 list features 12 Fairfield County corporations

The highest ranked Connecticut company was Aetna, which took the No. 43 spot with $63 billion in revenue.